Other Names for this Disease
- Muenke nonsyndromic coronal craniosynostosis
- Syndrome of coronal craniosynostosis
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Children with Muenke syndrome are best managed by a pediatric craniofacial clinic where a team of health care professionals, including a craniofacial surgeon and neurosurgeon, medical geneticist, ophthalmologist, otolaryngologist, pediatrician, radiologist, psychologist, dentist, audiologist, speech therapist, and social worker may work to address their individuals needs. Depending on severity, the first craniosynostosis repair may be performed between ages three and six months. Early surgery may reduce the risk for complications. Follow-up surgeries and/or other medical procedures may be needed.
Last updated: 10/3/2011
- Agochukwu NB, Doherty ES, Muenke M. Muenke Syndrome. Genereviews. December 7, 2010; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1415/. Accessed 10/3/2011.
- GeneReviews provides current, expert-authored, peer-reviewed, full-text articles describing the application of genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients with specific inherited conditions. Click on the link to view the article on this topic.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Muenke Syndrome. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.